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David Kendall Perkins

April 24, 1936 — February 5, 2022

David Kendall Perkins

“Powder snow skiing is not fun.  It’s life fully lived – A life lived in a blaze of reality.”   Dolores LaChapelle

Ken, a ski instructor at Park City Mountain Resort, for over 35 years, personified that philosophy.  Ken’s life was instructive.  As he aged, he taught us how to grow old with dignity and humor and when the Lord finally called, how to meet him with courage.

Born 4/24/1936 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Lewis D Perkins and Virginia Hendrickson.                       

Died 2/5/2022 at home in Sandy, Utah surrounded by family.

After graduating from Idaho Falls High School in 1954, he enlisted to service with the 101st Airborne Division (“Screaming Eagles”) out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Ken graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Psychology and then completed his Juris Doctorate.  He went on to practice law for 40 years.

Ken was married to his wife Jill for 42 years.  He loved and was so proud of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Ken lived life to the fullest.  He loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed spending time at his family’s cabin in Mack’s Inn, Idaho; skiing; running; gardening; scuba diving; sailing and riding his motorcycle.  He loved cooking and tinkering with his cars.

Ken is survived by his wife, Jill; his four children Kenna Arcury (Sam), Hunter Perkins (Georgina); Morgan Perkins (Lisa), and Ashley Larsen (Nolan Rosen); his nine grandchildren Jennifer, Amber, Austin, Logan (Ellie), Taylor (Korben), Sophie, Amelia, Finn, and Charlotte; four great-grandchildren Sidnee (Chris), Jordan, Brienna, and Everly; great-great grandsons Roman and Recklin; and his Aunt, Marty Burns.

Ken is preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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